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US skater Nathan Chen dazzles after poor short program

By DAVE SKRETTAAP Sports Writer GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) – Nathan Chen finally admitted the pressure of being the face of American figure skating got to him, winding him up so tight for his short program that it ended in what he described as a “disaster.” All that pressure was …

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Moon won’t discuss possible summit with North Korea’s Kim

By FOSTER KLUGAssociated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday that he hopes his efforts to engage rival North Korea at the Olympics will also lead to better ties between the North and its other major rival, Washington, as well as help set up …

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2 Kings lead World past US 155-124 in Rising Stars game

By GREG BEACHAMAP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic got the All-Star weekend off to a running start in the World’s latest victory over the NBA’s young Americans. Hield scored 29 points with five 3-pointers, and his Sacramento Kings teammate won the MVP award with …

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Hungry for more: Correa, tight-knit Astros talking dynasty

By MIKE FITZPATRICKAP Baseball Writer WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Soon as George Springer and his World Series MVP trophy arrived at Houston Astros camp, the All-Star leadoff hitter began knocking balls over the fence in batting practice. Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman picked up right where they left …

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Chen, Zhou, Rippon land in top 10 in figure skating

By BARRY WILNERAP Sports Writer GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) – Three spots in the top 10. A victory in the free skate. Sounds like a pretty good Olympics for the U.S. men. It was, sort of. Two-time American champion Nathan Chen had designs on a medal, preferably gold, when he …

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College football attendance dips, but Purdue gets Brohm bump

By RALPH D. RUSSOAP College Football Writer Buoyed by turnaround season, Purdue bucked a trend in college football by increasing attendance by more 13,000 fans per game in 2017 – and, in the process, banked an extra $2.5 million in revenue compared to 2016. Attendance at the FBS level was …

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Woods to play Honda Classic

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Tiger Woods is playing the Honda Classic, this third PGA Tour start as he tries to build up his game for the Masters. It will be the first time since 2014 that Woods plays at PGA National, about a 20-minute drive from his home in South …

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Miami-Dade County sues seeking money from sale of Marlins

By STEVEN WINEAP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) – Miami-Dade County is suing former Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and the new ownership group led by Derek Jeter seeking money from the $1.2 billion sale of the team. The suit contends a 2009 agreement calls for the county and city of …

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Tiger Woods misses cut at Riviera; Cantlay, McDowell lead

By DOUG FERGUSONAP Golf Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – Tiger Woods waited 12 years to get back to Riviera and lasted only two days. Woods had three straight bogeys early on the back nine Friday and didn’t play well enough to make up for his misses. He had a 5-over …

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Switzerland’s Hoefflin skis to gold in women’s slopestyle

By WILL GRAVESAP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – Switzerland’s Sarah Hoefflin is the Olympic champion in women’s slopestyle skiing. The 27-year-old put together an electric final run down the demanding course at Phoenix Snow Park on Saturday, posting a 91.20 to edge teammate Mathilde Gremaud for gold. Gremaud …

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